Frequently Asked Questions

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Research Help

  • Search for articles using our Subject & Course Guides page;
  • Click on your discipline;
  • Click on a subject or course guide;
  • Click on the “Find Articles” link;
  • You will then be presented with a list of relevant databases to search.

Have more questions? Contact a librarian.

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Citation managers collect and organize reference data.

More information on citation managers.

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Search for print and electronic journals by journal name in our Full-Text Journal List

Have more questions? Contact a librarian.

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W&L’s subscription provides for 10 simultaneous users, if you are not able to access the database, try again in a few minutes. Remember to log out when finished.

Login to Simmons OneView

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To use WRDS (Wharton Research Data Services), you must have a valid W&L email address and be located in a computer lab in Leyburn Library or Huntley Hall. When you connect to WRDS, you will enter your W&L email address and then will be sent an email with a link that will provide access to the WRDS database for 5 days.

More info on WRDS and other financial data resources

More questions? Contact John Tombarge

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Mintel Reports offer comprehensive market reviews including both analysis and data. 

  • You must be in Huntley Hall to access Mintel.
  • It is recommended that you use Internet Explorer and a wired connection to the internet to use Mintel.
  • This database may be used for academic research only.
  • For questions email: John Tombarge

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When writing a paper or conducting research, authors often refer to existing scholarship.  If an author utilizes the ideas or words of another, he or she must adequately attribute that information through textual citations.

Style manuals outline how and when to cite specific sources.  Popular style manuals include:  The Chicago Manual of Style, the Modern Language Association Handbook, and the American Psychological Association Style among others.

Some disciplines prefer certain citation styles.  Check with your professors or others in your field to see which style is appropriate.

Have more questions? Contact a librarian.

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W&L students, faculty, and staff can use our subscription databases from off-campus locations throughout the world.

You MUST enter the database, such as JSTOR, through the library site.  You will be prompted to enter your network ID and password. You cannot go directly to database sites, such as www.jstor.org.

Connection Problems:

Occasionally off-campus W&L researchers are not prompted for a network ID and password when they connect to one of our databases. If this happens, try the following:

  • Go to the proxy server login page;
  • Use your network ID and password;
  • Navigate to the desired database.

If the steps above do not work then the problem may be the security setting on the computer or the network you are using.  The firewall on some institutional or corporate networks may prevent access our databases.

Have more questions? Contact a librarian.

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  • Business Source Complete provides market research reports and industry reports. 
  • Euromonitor’s Passport database also provides market reports
  • If you are interested in the consumer market for software, then Mintel may also help.  Mintel is limited to Huntley Hall, try using it in the computer lab on the third floor.

For more info contact John Tombarge.

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Journals are scholarly publications, published on a regular basis, that keep the academic community abreast of current research in various fields. If you can think of a topic, there is probably a journal somewhere that covers it.

Each issue of a journal has several articles, depicting research that researchers have conducted that they want to share with the rest of the researchers in thier discipline.

Search for journal titles

To search for articles, do search for your topic in Search Everything and limit your “Content Type” to Journal Article.

Have more questions? Contact a librarian

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Leyburn Library has one Bloomberg terminal, available for use by W&L students, faculty, and staff. The terminal is located on the north side of the Main Floor, around the corner from the Writing Center (M11).

  • There is NO networked access to this database. Passwords are kept at the Information Desk in Leyburn Library.
  • There is no printing from this database.
  • A set of “Getting Started” instructions are kept next to the terminal.
  • There are online training materials available through the Bloomberg terminal if you get into their help section and select “learn more” — “Bloomberg Basics” — “Learn More” on the resulting list, you will see “Bloomberg University” and other training options. These are provided by Bloomberg to get new users started with the system.
  • An excellent detailed overview is available from Cornell University. (Some aspects of Cornell’s access may not apply at W&L.) A brief introduction is available from Investopedia.

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The College Blue Book is an online guide to thousands 2 and 4 year schools within the U.S. and Canada. In this guide, you will find information such as degree programs offered and/or scholarships awarded.

You must have valid W&L network credentials to view from off-campus.

Have more questions? Contact a librarian

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A primary source is a document, speech, or other sort of evidence written, created or otherwise produced during the time under study. Primary sources offer an inside view of a particular event.

Have more questions? Contact a librarian

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The Math Center is located in Robinson Hall, room R6 (on the first floor, on the colonnade), Sunday through Thursday, 8-10pm.
This is set-up in a similar model to Writing Center where students can go for help with assigments.

 

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Current periodicals (usually from the previous year or two) are in Telford. They are along the wall on the main level that extends from the circulation desk.

Bound periodicals (the old stuff!) are on Lower Level 1 in Leyburn Library, along with all of the other non-science bound periodicals.

If you have any issues finding what you need, just ask Mary Abdoney, Science Librarian.

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English translations of the bible will be in this call number range: BS 125-198 (Leyburn Library, 4th Floor)

Have more questions? Contact a librarian.

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Special Collections contains:

Location: Leyburn Library, Lower Level 1

Hours: 9 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday except for University holidays. To be sure our department is open, please call 540.458.8663

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Plagiarism is the use of another’s words or ideas without proper ackowledgement.

Resources about plagiarism and how to avoid it

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Set up a research appointment with the appropriate subject librarian or stop by our Research Help Desk, located at the Information Desk of Leyburn Library and speak to a helpful librarians who specialize in research assistance, waiting to answer your questions.

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